Women’s Day War

P!nk had some encouraging words to share on Twitter to celebrate International Women’s Day. Unfortunately some people have once again interpreted her words as an insult to another celebrity. In this case P!nk is said to have dissed Kim Kardashian.

Here is P!nk’s post from Twitter.

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Some people believe that her post was at least partially inspired, and in reference to a nude selfie from Kim that was 24 hours prior to P!nk’s tweet.

Today I came across two articles (one from ET and one from PopCrush) which suggest that P!nk’s tweet did indeed take a swipe at Kim. The articles are based upon social media posts from Amber Rose who (for some unknown reason) attacks P!nk on behalf of Kim.

There are many varied reactions to the accusation and a number of interesting points have been brought forward by both P!nk’s original post and the response that followed it. First and foremost it must be pointed out that P!nk never referenced Kim, not even vaguely. I don’t really understand how anyone could argue a clear link between the two posts. Secondly, P!nk’s message and opinion is not new or revolutionary. She has been sharing a similar message for the last decade with her song Stupid Girls which was released in 2006.

The article from ET points out that P!nks has posed nude before and that her concert outfits are quite revealing. This is true, however the 2014 nude shoot was for animal rights group PETA and the reason for nudity was vital to the message. The photo was shot in a way that was neither seductive or suggestive, and in fact P!nk covers as much as she can in the circumstances. With regards to her tour outfits it is true that they are usually very fitted and low cut. In most circumstances however it is necessary, as P!nk needs to be able to grip the apparatus with her skin, have a full range of movement and can’t risk material getting caught on a harness.

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The article from PopCrush quotes the post from Amber Rose, I have copied below.

“Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that’s none of ur business or anyone else’s. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I’m all for it! But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That’s our problem! We’re so quick to down each other instead of uplifting! Pink, We’ve seen u damn near naked swinging from a rope( Beautifully) but what’s the difference between a rope, a pole and a pic on Instagram? Classism. Because u sing while ur half naked does that make it “Classy” or is it because u have a “talent”? I’m not dissing at all Pink just curious after u said “You’ll never have to make a silly excuse for yourself”.

I have several issues with what Amber has said and will explain them in the order she mentioned them. In the first sentence Amber makes excuses for the sexualisation of women by saying that we were born into a society that thinks that way. Umm, no. Then Amber relates P!nk’s post to Kim’s post. As I said earlier, I really don’t understand how anyone could make a definitive connection. How and why does Amber feel the need to publicly scald P!nk who is far beyond anything Amber will ever be? Its just so wrong. Considering that Amber says “that’s none of your business or anyone else’s”she is being a huge hypocrite. The perceived attack on Kim isn’t related to Amber in any way, yet Amber is aggressively involving herself in the situation.

Amber then brings up the comparison between P!nk’s performances and Kim’s picture. I can tell you right now that there is a huge difference between a performance and a photo. P!nk trained as a gymnast for many years as a child. It is part of who she is. When she performs a song she has written, she shares her experience of the song publicly. P!nk’s acrobatic performances are an expression of her music, an athletic accomplishment and an inspiration. There is a huge amount of training and practice that goes into one of her performances. In comparison, taking a selfie has little meaning and takes no effort whatsoever. Sure Kim might feel empowered by her body and want to share positive body image messages, but it doesn’t compare to P!nk. As a side note, I feel Kim is incapable of sharing a positive body image message considering the lengths she has gone to in order to modify her appearance. From plastic surgery to hair extensions, Kim doesn’t embrace anything truly natural.

Amber then tries to turn the argument into a discussion about class. I find it so strange that she accuses P!nk of classicism when you compare the laid back and casual lifestyle of P!nk, to the designer, first class lifestyle of Kim. P!nk is often happy to hang out at a motorbike race in baggy pants and an oversized hoodie without a trace of makeup. I can’t see Kim doing the same. To end her post, Amber writes that she isn’t “dissing P!nk”. Um ok, well what would you call the unfair accusation and lecture?

While I won’t say much else about Amber Rose here (since I know almost nothing about her, who the heck is she and why is she famous?) I will say that Amber Rose should stop creating imaginary fights between major celebrities to get attention. In fact, she should follow her own advice and mind her own business.

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